Agencia Boliviana Espacial orders SkyEdge II-c hub and high-throughput Gemini VSATs for its Tupac Katari Satellite Program
Petah Tikva, Israel, July 06, 2015 — Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that Agencia Boliviana Espacial (ABE), the Bolivian Space Agency, placed an initial order for a SkyEdge II-c hub, high-throughput Gemini VSATs, SatCare maintenance and training as the basis for a national VSAT platform for its Tupac Katari Satellite Program.
“We have been providing space segment services since April of 2015. With our new satellite network in place, we will be able to offer complete connectivity solutions,” explained ABE Executive Director, Ivan Zambrana. “We believe that Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c technology will enable a range of high-quality, high-throughput services to our customers, making it the perfect match for our Tupac Katari satellite.”
“Once ABE launched its own satellite, we enabled them to become a fully integrated satellite operator,” added Russell Ribeiro, Gilat LATAM’s Regional Vice President. “The first step was to acquire its own hub and VSATs to serve as the foundation of a nationwide network. The next step is to pursue opportunities together with government agencies, mobile operators and DTH companies for projects including elections, disaster recovery, Internet-to-home and more.”
ABE, or Bolivian Space Agency, is a public company of Bolivia responsible for space activities in that country. Established in 2010, the agency is charged with the launch, management and use of the national satellite, Tupac Katari.
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) is a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment equipment and VSATs, with an increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band market. In addition, Gilat enables mobile SOTM (Satellite-on-the-Move) solutions providing low-profile antennas, next generation solid-state power amplifiers and modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries in Peru and Colombia.
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